2019

Dissertations 2019

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Pollution by urban submarine groundwater discharge from Jepara coastal region and its implications for local water management
Author: Dini Adyasari (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT)

2. Titel: Microbiome in shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei aquaculture: dynamic changes and bacterial lifestyle
Author: Yustian Alfiansah (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT)

3. Titel: Particulate organic matter: Vector for carbon export, indicator for aquaculture impact and microbial hotspot
Author: Jennifer Bachmann (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT)

4. Titel: Integrating biological, ecological and socio-economic indicators to assess data-limited, tropical, small-scale fisheries: the case of the Colombian Pacific
Author: Pilar Herron (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Masterarbeiten 2019

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Folivory-Mangrove Interactions in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Malaysia
Author: Zsuzsanna Bagotai
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Small-Scale Fishers in Transition: A Political Ecology of fishery resources, livelihood impacts and migration
Author: Lisa Binder
Supervisor: FU Berlin, Anna-Katharina Hornidge (co-supervisor, ZMT),

3. Title: Effects of interspecific and ontogenetic differences on microbial decay of mangrove leaf litter in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia
Author: Novia Pradisty
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Behavioural responses of the stony coral Pocillopora damicornis to PET microplastics of different shapes
Author: Anna Feuring
Supervisor: Sonia Bejarano (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Microplastic uptake and rejection by the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata
Author: Valeska Diemel
Supervisor: Sonia Bejarano (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Masterarbeiten ISATEC 2019

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Do individual mangrove trees have an effect on physico-chemical sediment characteristics?
Author: Theresa Fett
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: The role of mangroves trees on backreef areas - physical environment and fish communities
Author: Hannah v. Hammerstein
Supervisor: Sonia Bejarano (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: A practical approach for sustainable aquaculture: The effects of light sources and natural fertilizer on macroalgal performance in tank culture
Author: Christian Göbel
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg, Anna Fricke (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: The influence of an invasive seaweed species Gracilaria edulis on the growth performance of sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in an integrated mariculture: a case study in Bweleo Zanzibar-Tanzania
Author: Mondy Muhando
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann, Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Bachelorarbeiten 2019

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Sediment characteristics of contrasting mangrove ecosystems on San Andrés Island, Colombia
Author: Anna Janika Schuster
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer, Véronique Helfer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Determining sources of organic matter in coastal sediments through metabarcoding of environmental DNA
Author: Tobias Popric
Supervisor: ICBM, Universiyt of Oldenburg, Véronique Helfer (ZMT)


2018

Dissertations 2018

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Metabolic and Oxidative Stress Responses of Cassiopeia to Environmental Stress - Towards a Better Understanding of Jellyfish Stress Tolerance
Author: Samir Al'Jabour (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Livelihood vulnerability of coastal communities in Fiji and Solomon Islands to changes in reef resource availability and climate changed global tides – Understanding coastal marine governance in Fiji and Solomon Islands
Author: Akuila Cakacaka (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT), Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Unraveling the reproductive tactics of a tropical clupeid fish (Ethmalosa fimbriata, Bowdich 1825) against the backdrop of climate change
Author: Julian Döring (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: The Ethiopian Agricultural Extension System and Its Role as a "Development Actor": Cases from Southwestern Ethiopia
Author: Gerba Leta (University of Bonn)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Horndige (ZEF, University of Bonn)

5. Title: Agricultural Expertise and Knowledge Practices among Individualized Farm Households in Tajikistan
Author: Andreas Madler (University of Bonn)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Horndige (2nd Supervisor) (ZEF, University of Bonn)

6. Title: Experimental evidence of factors influencing voluntary contributions to marine conservation
Author: Katie Nelson (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

7. Title: Finding sustainability: Advancing multiple methods to apply the social-ecological systems framework
Author: Stefan Partelow (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT), Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

8. Title: Local streams and global tides - Understanding coastal marine governance in Fiji and Solomon Islands
Author: Janne Rohe (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

9. Titel: Sustainable development in science policy-making. A discourse analysis of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s policies for international cooperation in sustainability research
Author: Anna Schwachulla (University of Bonn)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Horndige (ZEF, University of Bonn)

10. Title: Environmental and Physical Factors Affecting the Diversity and Distribution of the Ichthyoplankton in an "Inverse Estuary", the Sine Saloum (Senegal)
Author: Hans Sloterdijk (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen)

11. Title: Disentangling the effects of thermal stress on symbiont-bearing coral reef foraminifera: from populations to proteins
Author: Marleen Stuhr (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

12 Title: Assessing the state and impacts of the artisanal reef fisheries and their socioeconomic implications in the Kenyan South Coast
Author: Paul Tuda (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Mathias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: The organic flight recorder: Lifetime connectivity and habitat use reconstructions with fish otolith amino acids
Author: Kim Vane (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen)


Master Theses 2018

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: The mangrove connection - organic matter exchange in tropical coastal ecosystem
Author: Tarek Bakkar
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Seasonal growth and skeletal composition of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus along an in situ aragonite saturation gradient
Author: Kristina Kira Beck
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Influence of bivalve harvestinion the benthic community
Author: Hanna Marlene Cordts
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: The impact of aquaculture effluents on benthic food web structure in coastal habitats of Hainan, China
Author: Valerie Einwächter
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Feeding ecology of mangrove crabs: Impact of burying mangrove leaves on digestion by mangrove crabs
Author: Sophie Forgeron
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Sr isotopes in modern and Holocene catfish otoliths and bivalve shells in NW Africa: Potential proxies for freshwater discharge
Author: Sebastian Höpker
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

7. Title: Advantages and disadvantages of connectivity: Evaluation of ecosystem engineering traits for capturing particles
Author: Sandra Kammann
Supervisor: Lucy Gwen Gillis (2nd supervisor, ZMT), University of Bochum)

8. Title: Biogenic silica in terrestrial and aquatic systems in the Brantas River catchment, Java, Indonesia
Author: Philipp Kelm
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

9. Title: Microbial community composition of sediments influenced by intensive mariculture activity
Author: Chyrene Moncada
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Succession after partial mortality on a coral colony
Author: Anette Reh
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen)

11. Title: Temperature related effects on the gut microbiome of milkfish (Chanos chanos)
Author: Hannes Reinwald
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes, ZMT, University of Bremen)

12. Title: Carbon cycling in an Arctic fjord (Scoresby Sund, East Greenland) with regard to the influence of glacial meltwater discharge
Author: Miriam Seifert
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (2nd supervisor, ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: Changes in deforested areas in the upper catchment affects connected seagrass beds and mangrove forests.
Author: Florian Senger
Supervisor: Lucy Gwen Gillis (2nd supervisor, ZMT), University of Groningen

14. Title: Development of an android app for the control of an Arduino-nano photometer (D. Monien)
Author: Fahad Shaika
Supervisor: Donata Monien (ZMT, University of Bremen)

15. Title: Impact of submarine groundwater discharge on biofouling intensity, plankton and fish abundance
Author: Claudia Starke
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

16. Title: Insights into the population genetic structure of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Author: Nuri Steinmann
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

17. Title: Can fresh submarine groundwater discharge initiate pathogenicity in vibrio sp. Settles in marine sediments?
Author: Tom Tapley
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

18. Title: Einflussnahme des submarinen Grundwasserabflusses auf die Aktivität pathogener Vibrio spp.-Bakterien im marinen Sediment
Author: Felix Vollberg
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

19. Title: Effects of nutrient enrichment through fertilization on seagrass epibionts on Hainan, South China Sea
Author: Lena Wawrschin
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Master Theses ISATEC 2018

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Impacts of an organotin in invertebrates of the Wenchang Estuary, Hainan, Province, China
Author: Robert Boumis
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Performance evaluation of data-poor lenth-based stock assessment methods
Author: Lisa Chong
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff, Moritz Stäbler (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Sustainable livelihood outcomes: lessons learned from two NGO approaches in Bangladesh
Author: Stephanie De Buhr
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Perception modelling of sustainable development in Daanbantayan (Philippines)
Author: Julian Engel
Supervisor: Marie Fujitani, Annette Breckwoldt (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Biological and socioeconomic characterization and evaluation of the sustainability of the métiers active in the artisanal fishery of El Paerdón and Sipacate, Guatemala
Author: Isabel Christina Herrarte Müller
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff, Moritz Stäbler (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Light use efficiency of the corals Montastraea cavernosa and Porites astreoides in response to temperature change
Author: Ashley Miller
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen)

7. Title: Social-economic and environmental implications of seaweed farming in southwest Rote Island, Indonesia
Author: Mónica Mariño
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg, Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

8. Title: Citizen Science and Photo-Identification of whitetip reef shark
Author: Nathalia Carolina Mora Arciniegas
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

9. Title: Collective action and fisheries conflict: a multi-tier diagnosos of fisheries co-management outcomes in Kenya
Author: Michael Murunga
Supervisor: Stefan Partelow, Annette Breckwoldt (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Ecological processes as indicators of marine protected area performance in coral reefs of North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Author: Daniel Ortiz Romero
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen)

11. Title: Community structure and abundance of reef fish in a lagoon characterized by freshwater and high nutrient input through submarine groundwater discharge
Author: Timo Pisternick
Supervisor: Werner Ekau, Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

12. Title: Characterization of potential food sources in a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation, Southern Leyte, Philippines
Author: Irene Lucia Sanabria Ramirez
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter, Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: Elevation above sea level as driver of the distribution of mangroves and saltmarshes in a Northern Brazilian coastal area
Author: Mónica Salazar Ortiz
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

14. Title: Using a Social-Ecological Systems (SES) Framework as a tool for stakeholder deliberation of Collective Action Challenges in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica
Author: Vigneshwaran Soundararajan
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter, Stefan Partelow (ZMT, Jacobs University)


Bachelor Theses 2018

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Response of zooxanthellae from different host organisms to increasing seawater temperature
Author: Katharina Berg
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Experimental study about endangerment of deposit feeding mangrove
Author: Ilona Brückner
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Untersuchung der Quellen organischer Substanz
Author: Erik Mahlke
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Effekte auf Nitratkonzentrationen im Grundwasser der USA
Author: Julian Neisius
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Auswirkungen einer Sauerstoffübersättigung im Meerwasser auf die Respirationund fotosynthetische Effizienz des Modellorganismus Pocillopora damicornis
Author: Dominic Osztermayer
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Phosphorgehalte in Sinkstoffen aus ausgewählten Regionen im indischen Ozean
Author: Lajos Röhlinger
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Bremen)

7. Title: Physiological responses of marine invertebrates and their symbionts under elevated seawater temperatures
Author: Jakob Söltner
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Göttingen)

8. Title: Characteristics of Mangroves as Measures of Responses to Environmental Conditions
Author: Maike Stoltmann
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

9. Title: Habitat use of foraging green turtles on the West Coast if Apo Island, Philippines
Author: Kena Moana Weise
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Mangroven im Wandel
Author: Leoni-Antonia Wüllenweber
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

 


2017

Dissertations 2017

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Bacterial response to elevated dissolved organic carbon in coral reefs
Author: Anny Cardenas (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Influences of Pacific Island human communities on benthic coral reef functioning and resilience
Author: Amanda Ford (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Linking environmental change, preferences and migration in coastal areas of Ghana and Indonesia
Author: Carina Goldbach (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

4. Title: Calcium carbonate production and the response of calcifying organisms to natural and anthropogenic threats on the shallow platform of Zanzibar, Tanzania
Author: Natalia Herrán Navarro (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Temperature tolerance of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra, Towards a systematic understanding of multi-level temperature effects
Author: Holger Kühnhold (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University ofBremen)

6. Title: MIS 5e relative sea level indicators: new methodologies to sustain the quantitative estimate of past sea level changes
Author: Thomas Lorscheid (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, Universität Bremen)

7. Title: Modelling coral reefs to support their local management: A case study in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia
Author: Sara Minarro (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, Universität Bremen)

8. Title: Impact of environmental conditions on geochemical proxies in tropical marine calcifier
 
Author: Peter Müller (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, Universität Bremen)

9. Title: Modelling the Multispecies Fishery of Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar – Basis for Exploration of Use and Conservation Scenarios
Author: Jennifer Rehren (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Food web dynamics in coastal vegetated habitats of the Southern Gulf of Mexico
Author: Alejandra Sepúlveda Lozada (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen), Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

11. Title: Reducing the consumption of plastic bags in Indonesia
Author: Roger Spranz (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

12. Title: Historical knowledge, variation in community composition, ecotrophic parameterization, and invasive species of macroalgae in the Galapagos archipelago
Author: Paul Tompkins (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: Title: Carbon footprints of land use change: Impacts on soil carbon leaching, aquatic CO2 emissions and the marine carbonate system in Indonesia
Author: Francisca Wit (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Master Theses 2017

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Title: Multidecadal shoreline changes around Semarang (Indonesia) based on the interpretation of remote sensing data
Author: Marie Rex (ZMT, University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Master Theses ISATEC 2017

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: The influence of mangrove fern (Acrostichum aureum) on sediment characteristics and fauna in mangrove forests of Bahía Málaga, Pacific Coast of Colombia
Author: Michael Kyei Agyekum (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

2. Title: Spatial and Temporal Dispersal of the U. codatus crab fishery in mangroves near Bragança, Northern Brazil
Author: Ole Albrecht (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

3. Title: Using the Ostrom’s SESF to Analize the Implementation of a Co-Management Regime in North Brazil
Author: Sofia Solano Arce (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

4. Title: Testing the applicability of Hyperspectral Imaging for nutrient studies on benthic reef brown algae (Phaeophyceae)
Author: Mona Abouhaidar Andskog (Universität Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, Universität Bremen, ISATEC)

5. Title: A preliminary length-based assessment of two major retained species in the Liberian coastal industrial fisheries
Author: Roosevelt Sansun Daniels (Universität Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, Universität Bremen, ISATEC), Werner Ekau (ZMT, Universität Bremen, ISATEC)

6. Title: Nutrient Limitation of Macroalgae (Phaeophyceae) Along Anthropogenic Influence- & Environmental Gradients in Moorea, French Polynesia
Author: Hannah Scarlett Earp (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

7. Title: The importance of contrast and colour interactions in the complex tropical coral reef environment: visual ecology of the Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)
Author: Emily Guevara (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

8. Title: Spatial and temporal patterns of the understory vine Tuberostylis rhizophorae in hyper-humid mangrove forests in Bahía Málaga, Colombian Pacific coast
Author: Mayli Ortiz Gutierrez (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

9. Title: Maternal influences on stable isotope values and diet composition of juvenile Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini)
Author: Niklas Komoß (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

10. Title: Using a social-ecological systems framework to understand the role of stakeholders' perceptions for collective action in small-scale fisheries in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica
Author: Anne Jäger (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Stefan Partelow (ZMT)

11. Title: Spatial Variation of Organic Carbon Stocks and Sources in Indonesian Mangrove Ecosystems
Author: Mariska Astrid Kusumaningtyas (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

12. Title: The Effect of tourism on benthic introduced species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve
Author: Jonas Letschert (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

13. Title: The influence of terrestrial sediments on coral reef ecology in Fiji
Author: Ryan McAndrews (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Sonia Bejarano (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

14. Title: Assessment of Temperature and Predation Stress on the Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus)
Author: Nina Paul (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

15. Title: To feed or not to feed? Artificial feeding affects coral reef fish functions in the Aitutaki lagoon Cook Islands
Author: Natalie Prinz (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Sonia Bejarano (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

16. Title: A common coral-algal interaction under the influence of global warming and ocean acidification
Author: Lena Rölfer (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

17. Title: Comparative Evaluation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Artificial and Natural Reefs in the Gulf of Thailand - Associated Benthic Communities, their Succession and Productivity
Author: Emmanuella Orero Rubio (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

18. Title: Describing the food web structures of two mangrove fish communities at both sides of the Isthmus of Panama
Author: Lara Elisabeth Stuthmann (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Gustavo Castellanos-Galindo (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

19. Title: Sustainability indicators of the artisanal shrimp fishery and shrimp stock assessment at the pacific coast of Colombia, near Buenaventura
Author: Lisa Wels (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff(ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Gustavo Castellanos-Galindo (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

20. Title: Effects of logging and re-growth of the White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa (L.) C.F. Gaertn.) on leaf chemistry and herbivory in North-Brazil
Author: Mirco Wölfelschneider (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Véronique Helfer (ZMT)

Bachelor Theses 2017

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Title: The Effect of Environmental Stressors on Cassiopea sp. Jellyfish - Increased Temperature and Heavy-Metal Exposure
Author: Pauline Béziat (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)


2016

Dissertations 2016

1. Title: The effects of Indonesian coastal ecosystem degradation on the global carbon cycle
Author: Jesse Abrams (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Agostino Merico (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

2. Title: Identification of regulatory proteins involved in the expression of levansucrase in Pseudomonas syringae
Author: Khaled Abdallah (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT)

3. Title: Community participation in Marine Protected Area (MPA) establishment process in Indonesia
Author: Wasistini Baitoningsih (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Unfolding capacity: strategies of farmers' organizations as change agent
Author: Alejandro Balanzó Guzmán (University of Twente)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Hornidge (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Late Quaternary Asian Monsoon variability as recorded in marine archives from the Northern Bay of Bengal and the Northern South China Sea
Author: Lorena Astrid Contreras Rosales (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: The effects of river discharge on coral reef ecosystem, case study in Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam
Author: Hoang Trung Du (Ho Chi Minh City University)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT)

7. Title: Chemical ecology of Western Indian Ocean reef sponges
Author: Stephanie Helber (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

8. Title: Temporal dilemma, time preferences and natural resource extraction
Author: Aneeque Javaid (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, (Jacobs University Bremen)

9. Title: Gradients of anthropogenic stress in Indonesian coral reefs
Author: Hauke Kegler (Universität Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Towards a better characterization of morphological plasticity and biomass partitioning of trees in structural dynamics of mangrove forests
Author: Adewole Olagoke (TU Dresden)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT)

11. Title: Coral holobiont functioning under global environmental change (summa cum laude)
Author: Claudia Pogoreutz (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

12. Title: Population and Ecosystem-based Fisheries Assessment of the Rift Valley Lake Koka, Ethiopia
Author: Gashaw Tesfaye (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: Beyond Profits? An Inquiry about Media for Social Transformation in Argentina and Brazil Center for Development Research
Author: Maximiliano Vila Seoane (University of Bonn)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Hornidge

14. Title: Agent-based model on the effects of dive tourism in coral related social-ecological system
Author: Fei Wang (Universität Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen), Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

15. Title: Governance of Marine Protected Areas in Costa Rica: stability and change of institutions
Author: Gabriela Weber de Morais (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

Master Theses 2016

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Influence of species co-occurrence on the feeding behaviour of herbivorous reef fish
Author: Élyne Dugény (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Frankreich)
Supervisor: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, (ZMT Supervisors: Sebastian Ferse und Sonia Bejarano)

2. Title: Sediment desalination potential of Ucides cordatus burrows during the dry season
Author: Debora Ferreira Pestana (University of Bayreuth)
Supervisor: Universität Bayreuth, (ZMT Supersivor: Martin Zimmer)

3. Title: Influence of carnivory on coral dwelling damselfish
Author: Robin Gauff (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Frankreich)
Supervisor: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, (ZMT Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse)

4. Titel: Conservation management and marine spatial planning in the MPA Savu Sea - sea turtle nesting site distribution on Rote Island, Indonesia
Author: Nora Kolter (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Combining geochemistry and GIS to identify the provenance of nutrients in submarine groundwater discharge from Tahiti and Moorea
Author: Anna-Leah Nickl (University of Bremen) 
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Turkey’s Role in the Cyprus Discord – A Path to Reinforcement or Reconciliation?
Author: Yesim Pacal (Institut für Orient und Asienwissenschaften, Universität Bonn)
Supervisor: Anna-Katharina Hornidge (ZMT, ZEF University of Bonn)

7. Titel: Effects of the interactions of Ceriops tagal and burrowing crabs on mangrove sediment characteristics
Author: C. Elise H. Snavely (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

8. Title: Influences of nutrient enrichment of phsiological responses of tropical seagrasses
Author: Melanie Schulz (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT)

 

Master Theses ISATEC 2016

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1.Title: Spatial use of natural resources by crab fishermen in the open access mangrove environment in the area of Bragança, Para ́State, Brazil
Author: Ole Albrecht (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

2. Title: Non-lethal age determination for Pacific Goliath Grouper (E. quinquefasciatus) and spatial-temporal abundance in the Pacific Coast of Colombia
Author: Carolina Patricia Chong Montenegro (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

3. Title: Size distribution of fish larvae and fish eggs in the Tamandare-Coral reef system
Author: Antonia Eckerlebe (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

4. Title: Effects of water quality on coral-algae contacts and fish grazing rates in reefs in Fiji
Author: Andreas Eich (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

5. Title: Energy flow structure and function of keystone group in the Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, Tropical Eastern Pacific
Author: Manon Fourriere (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

6. Title: Adaptability of fishermen's behaviour to resource change under social tension – an Experimental Economics approach in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Author: Stefan Gehrig (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

7. Title: Comparative Evaluation of Ecosystem Services provided by Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Thailand – Associated fish communities, their functional diversity and biomass
Author: Isabell Kittel (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

8. Title: Prey composition and trophic position of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) in the Mangrove-fringed Rewa River estuary, Fiji
Author: Niklas Komoß (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

9. Title: Sedimentary response to sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra) removal - Insights from experimental manipulations on a Fijian reef flat
Author: Steven Lee (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

10. Title: Effects of seaweed farming on seagrass beds in Unguja Island (Zanzibar)
Author: Agustín Moreira Saporiti (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

11. Title: Evaluating the in-situ effects of seasonal change, eutrophication and overfishing on the development of coral-algae contacts in Mae Haad Bay, Koh Phangan
Author: Emmanuella Orero Rubio (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

12. Title: Ecological risk assessment of trace metals from Industrial effluents in the Okrika Estuary (Niger-Delta Region) of Nigeria
Author: Ogunola Oluniyi Solomon (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

13. Title: Assessment of Temperature and Predation Stress on the Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus)
Author: Nina Paul (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

14. Title: Fine-scale behaviour of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, off Mafia Island, Tanzania
Author: Jens Paulsen (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

15. Title: Oxygen dynamics in fish-coral interactions in the Gulf of Eilat, northern Red Sea
Author: Britt Ronen (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

16. Title: Comparative evaluation of ecosystem services provided by artificial reefs in the Gulf of Thailand – associated invertebrate communities, their recruitement, and functionering
Author: Tobias Schneider (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

17. Title: Sea cucumber IMTA as a livelihood on Lombok, Indonesia – social, ecological and institutional context
Author: Paula Senff (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

18. Title: The composition of benthic communities in Mangrove forest of East Kalimantan
Author: Sewa Tripathi (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

19. Title: Short and medium term coastal changes in Keta (Ghana) – local views and interpretation
Author: Katarina Trstenjak (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Alessio Rovere (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

20. Title: Characterization of a scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) nursey area in the Ba River, Fiji
Author: Tom Vierus (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

21. Title: Physiological response and nutrient uptake of tropical seagrass under varying nutrient conditions
Author: Daniel Saavedra Hortua (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

 

Bachelor Theses 2016

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Species-specific signatures of sediment organic matter upon decomposition of mangrove leaf litter
Author: Tarek Bakkar (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Martin Zimmer (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Diversity and community structure of the macrobenthos in the mangrove forest of the Segara Anakan lagoon, Java, Indonesia
Author: Jana Frey
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: On the seasonal growth of the African halfbeak larvae (Hyporhamphus picarti) in the Sine Saloum estuary (Senegal)
Author: Sarah Isabel Neumann
Supervisor: Julian Döring (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Identification of control genes for gene expression analysis in Holothuria scabra
Author: Nuri Steinmann (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Seagrass biomass and morphology under varying degrees of shading by suspended matter in Hainan, China
Author: Timothy Thomson
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)


2015

Dissertations 2015

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1.Title: Environmental pollution in Jakarta Bay - Physiological and ontogenetic responses of marine organisms to multiple stressors
Author: Gunilla Baum (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen), Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT)

2. Title: N-fixation of coral reefs in response to environmental change – from organism to ecosystem level
Author: Vanessa Bednarz (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

3. Title: Dinitrogen fixation in coral reef ecosystems facing climate change (summa cum laude)
Author: Ulisse Cardini (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

4. Title: Coral reef primary production in the Colombian Caribbean – the effect of environmental parameters
Author: Corvin Eidens (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Supervisor: Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (Christian Wild, Universität Bremen)

5. Title: Carbon pumps in the Benguela Current upwelling system
Author: Anita Flohr (University of Hamburg)
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Hamburg)

6. Title: Linking local governance systems for regional-scale coral reef management: Analysis of case studies in Brazil and Indonesia (mit Auszeichnung)
Author: Philipp Gorris (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen), Marion Glaser (ZMT)

7. Title: The importance of carbon dioxide and dinitrogen fixation for seasonal coral reef metabolism: from organism to ecosystem functioning
Author: Nanne van Hoytema (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

8. Title: Movement patterns and habitat use of the exploited swimming crab Scylla serrata
Author: Hilke Alberts-Hubatsch (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

9. Title: Reef fisheries and livelihoods in coastal villages of southern Tanzania: lessons for adaptation to environmental change?
Author: Robert Katikiro (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

10. Title: Physiological responses of coral reef organisms to coastal pollution and global warming
Author: Pia Kegler (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT), Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

11. Titel: The role of carbonate secreting organisms on sediment composition, redistribution, and modification on clastic shelves and their potential as environmental bioarchives
Author: André Klicpera (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

12. Title: Land use change and environmental governance in the Segara Anakan Lagoon and its hinterland, Java, IndonesiaLand use change and environmental governance in the Segara Anakan Lagoon and its hinterland, Java, Indonesia
Author: Martin Lukas (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Michael Flitner (University of Bremen), Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

13. Title: Stability and maintenance of Pacific atoll islands in the context of global climate change (summa cum laude)
Author: Thomas Mann (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

14. Title: Physiological and ontogenetic responses of benthic coral reef associated calcifiers towards changing environments
Author: Friedrich Meyer (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

15. Title: Water-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange measurements using FTIR spectrometry
Author: Denise Müller (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

16. Title: Understanding top-down and bottom-up processes that control coral reef functioning and resilience against phase shifts in Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia
Author: Jeremiah Plass-Johnson (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

17. Title: Ecology of disease affecting crustose coralline algae
Author: Gaëlle Quéré (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

18. Title: Transformation of coral-derived organic matter by sponges in the Red Sea – implications for food chain processes and coral reef biogeochemical cycles
Author: Laura Rix (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

19. Title: Energy flow and trophic structure of Galápagos shallow rocky reef systems along a gradient of productivity and artisanal fisheries
Author: Diego Javier Ruiz Jarrin (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

20. Title: Vulnerability and marine resource-dependence in coastal and marine social-ecological systems
Author: Daniella Schaumlöffel (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen)

21. Title: Fish community structure and food web dynamics in low rainfall mangrove and non-mangrove ecosystems (Persian Gulf)
Author: Maryam Shahraki (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

22. Title: Coral reef functioning in a highly variable environment
Author: Ines Stuhldreier (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

23. Title: Collective action for the management of the fishery in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Northern Colombia
Author: Luz Elba Torres Guevara (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

24. Title: Understanding the combined effects of land runoff and climate change on marine calcifying organisms in coral reef, Australian Institute of Marine Science Townsville Australia
Author: Nicolas Vogel (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

25. Title: Processes of calcification and sedimentation of the tropical marine green macro-alga genus Halimedaand effects of ocean acidification on its calcareous microstructure
Author: André Wizemann
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

Master Theses 2015

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Performance differences between scallop culture in Peru and Chile: a bio-economical modelling approach
Author: Sieme Bossier (Ghent University, Belgium)
Supervisor: Ghent University, Belgium (ZMT Supervisor: Matthias Wolff)

2. Title: Carbonic anhydrase expression in Acropora millepora at variable pCO2 and nutrient levels using RT-qPCR
Author: Sandra Erdmann (ICBM, University of Oldenburg)
Supervisor: ICBM, University of Oldenburg, (ZMT Supersivor: Astrid Gärdes)

3. Title: Community impact and harvesting efficiency of selective and unselective fishery: a spatially-explicit modelling approach
Author: Alberto Rovellini (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Virtuelles Korallenriff: Ein Framework zum prozeduralen Wachstum von Korallen auf Basis von L-Systemen und lsoflächen
Author: Anthea Sander (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Impact of deforestation and land-use change on mangrove tree diversity, community composition and habitat complexity in the Segara Anakan lagoon, Java, Indonesia
Author: Marijana Toben (University of Oldenburg)
Supervisor: University of Oldenburg (ZMT Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus)

 

Master Theses ISATEC 2015

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Analysis of the contribution of women to fisheries development and the dynamics of their role: a case study in the western region of Ghana Ameyaw
Author: Anita Boateng (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Annette Breckwoldt (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

2. Title: From deep to shallow - Vertical connectivity of two scleractinian coral species around Bermuda
Author: Ramona Brunner (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

3. Title: Diet composition and overlap of five commercial species of Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar
Author: Alonso Del Solar Escardò (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

4. Title: An analysis of the trends in ecological and conservation literature with an aim to increase the sharing of ideas
Author: Evan Duggan (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

5. Title: The population structure of Cynoscion acoupa
Author: Hagen Gegner (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

7. Title: Effects of microplastic particles on the tropical benthic invertebrates isognomon Radiatus and Eupolymnia rullieri
Author: Lena Christin Heel (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

7. Title: Assessing ecosystem services of caribbean mangroves - a comparison between reforested and established mangroves in Sandy Bay - West End Special Marine Protection Zone, Roatán, Honduras
Author: Verena Hölzer (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

8. Title: Effects of nutrient enrichment on growth of the mangrove Avicennia marina seedlings in the Hirgigo coastline, Eritrea
Author: Daniel Solomon Kahsay (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

9. Title: Thermal resistance of juvenile Holothuria scraba (Jaeger, 1833) with focus on biochemical indicators of metabolism and immune enzymes activities
Author: Elham Kamyab (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

10. Title: Lunar and seasonal changes in growth of Porites lutea due to large amplitude internal waves
Author: Alexander Kools (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

11. Title: Anthropogenic impact on dissolved and particulate Nitrogen in the Pamba River basin (Kerala – India)
Author: David Alfonso Lobo Flores (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

12. Title: Assessment of the Artisanal Tuna and Billfish Fisheries on Zanzibar
Author: Tobias Mildenberger (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

13. Title: Early fish colonization of artificial reef structures: who, when, and why? Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
Author: Hannah Moore (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

14. Title: Location, use and selection of fishing grounds in Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia: the case of hook and line fishers from Badi IslandLocation, use and selection of fishing grounds in Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia: the case of hook and line fishers from Badi Island
Author: Gabriela Navarrete Forero (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

15. Title: Effects of lionfish removal in coral reef benthic and fish communities in Sandy Bay - West End Special Marine protection Zone, Roatán, Honduras
Author: Friederike Pfeiffer (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

16. Title: The role of nitrogen cycling in coral holobiont functioning
Author: Nils Rädecker (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

17. Title: Activity of key metabolic enzymes in early stages of key fish species from Northern Benguela current upwelling system
Author: Imam Musa Rashid (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

18. Title: Investigations of coral reef restoration methods and impacts of environmental stressors on survival and growth of sexually propagated brain coral settlers in the Caribbean
Author: Lisa Röpke (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

19. Title: Functional Diversity and Redundancy of Benthic Communities in Mangrove Forests
Author: Ann-Kathrin Seiz (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

20. Title: The effects of combined sewage plant effluents and river runoff on seagrass communities, their morphology and physiology, and associated epiphytes in Roatan, Honduras
Author: Esther Thomsen (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

21. Title: A small-scale assessment of reef quality, spatial and temporal variation on Bonaire, Dutch Antilles
Author: Fee Zanke (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

Bachelor Theses 2015

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Globale Untersuchung des Einflusses der Eigenschaften der Küstengebiete auf submarinen Grundwasserabfluss
Author: Stefan Thomas Langlotz (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Nils Moosdorf (ZMT, University of Bremen)


2014

Dissertations 2014

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Macroecological properties of phytoplankton communities in a changing ocean
Author: Esteban Acevedo Trejos (Jacobs University)
Supervisor: Agostino Merico (ZMT Jacobs University)

2. Title: Drivers and impacts of benthic cyanobacterial blooms on coral reefs
Author: Hannah Brocke (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild, Maggy Nugues (University of Bremen)

3. Title: Estuarine biogeochemistry and enteropathogens in an endemic cholera region of West Bengal, India
Author: Marc Einsporn (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Rubén Lara, Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Nutrient and organic matter dynamics in a macrotidal estuary impacted by human activities, the Nanliu Estuary, southern China
Author: David Kaiser (Universität Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT), Dierk Hebbeln (University of Bremen)

5. Title: Reef fisheries and livelihoods in coastal villages of southern Tanzania: Lessons for adaptation to environmental change?
Author: Robert Katikiro (Universität Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT), Michael Flitner (University of Bremen)

6. Title: Small-scale differences in tropical subtidal rocky reef communities of Floreana Island, Galápagos
Author: Annika Krutwa (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

7. Title: The importance of burrowing and leaf litter feeding crabs for the ecosystem functioning of mangrove forests
Author: Nathalie Pülmanns (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT), Juliane Filser (University of Bremen)

8. Title: Nutritional state and organic matter diagenese in an halophyte and planted mangrove in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam
Author: Quynh Huong Pham (National University of Ho Chi Minh City)
Supervisor: National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (ZMT Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul)


Master Theses 2014

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Bacterial community shifts and impact on aggregate formation in coral and macroalgae mesocosms, under elevated organic carbon and pCO2 concentrations.
Author: Anny Cárdenas (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Development of benthic community composition in reefs of Kho Pan Ngan, Gulf of Thailand
Author: Arlena Dumeier (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

3. Title: Development of fish biomass and diversity in reefs of Kho Pan Ngan, Gulf of Thailand
Author: Pauline Mitterwallner (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

4. Title: Seasonal variability in abundance, distribution and diversity of coastal ichthyoplankton in the Nha Trany Bay, Vietnam (South China Sea)
Author: Quang Huy Nguyen (University of Hamburg)
Supervisor: University Hamburg (ZMT Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann)

5. Title: Evaluation of water poverty in small coral islands of the Spermonde Archipelago, South Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Author: Josep Osorio Pinero (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: University of Barcelona, Spanien (ZMT Supervisor: Kathrin Schwerdtner Máñez)

6. Title: Top-down and bottom-up drivers regulating macroalgae physiology and distribution along a eutrophication gradient in Spermonde Archipelago, South Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Author: Laura Weiand (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen)


Master Theses ISATEC 2014

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: The temperature impact on the feeding and ammonium excretion behavior of herring larvae within 24 hours
Author: Rahma Amen Aboubaker (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

2. Title: Reef Monitoring and visitors' perceptions - a case study on the health of coral reefs of Dahab, South Sinai
Author: Stephanie Bodden (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

3. Title: Rationalities behind the choice of (a) fishing gear(s) and (a) fishing location(s) in the Spermonde Archipelago, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Author: Veronika Breitkopf (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

4. Title: Physiological effects of the mutualistic relationship between the damselfish Dascillus marginatus and the coral Stylophora pistillata
Author: Nur Garcia (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

5. Title: Development of a monitoring concept for the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia, based on socio-ecological and ecological information
Author: Vera Golz (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

6. Title: Effects of Marine Protected Areas and Fishing on Population Biomass of five species of Serranidae in La Paz Bay, Mexico: An Ecospace Study
Author: Nicolas David Gruner (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

7. Title: Optical fiber based method to detect thiocyanate excretion in illegally caught reef fish – a practical application in the field
Author: Nicole Herz (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen ISATEC)

8. Title: Primary production of a benthic reef community in Todos os Santos Bay (Bahia, Brazil)
Author: Sophie-Louise Krause (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

9. Title: Temporal variability in the inshore particle flux of the Benguela current upwelling system
Author: Victor Libuku (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

10. Title: Temporal and spatial comparison of scleractinian coral growth rate in Spermonde Archipelago
Author: Riki Nakajima (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse, Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

11. Title: Effect of Holothuria scabra on sediment organic matter content when integrated with Eucheuma denticulantum. A case study of Bweleo in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Author: Mary Namukose (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

12. Title: Population dynamics and variation in fecundity of Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bowdich, 1825) in Cross river Estuary and adjacent coastal waters, Southern, Nigeria
Author: Muhammed Alolade Oyinlola (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

13. Title: The effect of seasonality on primary production in coral reefs in Baia de Totos os Santos, Brazil
Author: Thomas Petermann (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

14. Title: Morphology and function of the burrow of the most abundant species of crab’s burrow in the Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia
Author: Tania Edith Romero Gonzáles (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

15. Title: The effect of grazing on recruitment algae and invertebrates in coral reefs on Pacific Costa Rica
Author: Florian Roth (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

16. Title: Monitoring of coral diseases, coral-algae interactions and bleaching susceptibility in Mexican Caribbean coral reefs
Author: Sabrina Schmalz (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

17. Title: The ecological interaction of Coallimorpharia
Author: Katharina Schubert (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

18. Title: Compliance variables influencing MPA's ecological performance in North Sulawesi
Author: Pilar de Maria Velásquez Jofre (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

19. Title: Sources and sinks of nutrients and organic carbon and its effect on the trophic status of the Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia
Author: Zerihun Woldeyohannes (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)


Bachelor Theses 2014

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: A mathematical model of the overexploitation of renewable natural resources in Senegal
Author: Ciprian Blindu (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Agostino Merico (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen) 

2. Title: Shifts in coral reef encrusting communities due to upwelling-controlled nutrient-enrichment
Author: Kar Lange (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hildegard Westphal (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Development of a DOM decomposition system
Author: Moritz Janda (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Rixen (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: The combined effects of carbon dioxide and ultraviolet light on the physiology and ecology of the calcifying green macroalgae Halimeda
Author: Laura Schmook (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Quellen und Zusammensetzung organischer Substanz in spätholozänen Sedimenten der Javasee
Author: Olaf Winkler (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Horizontale und vertikale Verteilung don Larvenstadien der Myctophidae im nördlichen Benguela Auftriebssystem vor Namibia von 2001 - 2011
Author: Lisa Wittig (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen)


2013

Dissertations 2013

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1.Title: Institutions for sustainable fisheries governance – the case of the commercial Peruvian anchovy fishery
Author: Milena Arias-Schreiber (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Marion Glaser (ZMT, University of Bremen), Michael Flitner (University of Bremen)

2.Title: Effects of Seasonality and Upwelling on Coral Reef Functioning in Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombian Caribbean
Author: Elisa Bayraktarov (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen), Claudio Richter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3.Title: The temporal and spatial variability of nursery habitats for fishes in macrotidal mangrove systems of Colombia and Brazil: implications for conservation and fisheries resources
Author: Gustavo Adolfo Castellanos-Galindo (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen), Fernando Zapata, Matthias Wolff (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4.Title: Catchment scale human interventions in the Pamba basin (Kerala, India) and their impact on estuarine ecosystem in the southern Vembanad Estuary
Author: Shilly Elizabeth David (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen), Dierk Hebbeln (University of Bremen)

5.Title: Early life history traits of coastal pelagic fishes in the northern Benguela Current ecosystem off Namibia
Author: Simon Joscha Geist (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen), Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen), Andreas Kunzmann (University of Bremen)

6. Title: Effects of Simulated Eutrophication and Overfishing on Coral Reef Invertebrates, Algae and Microbes in the Red Sea
Author: Christian Jessen (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen), Christian R. Voolstra (University of Bremen)

7. Title: Intergenerational Interactions - Three Experimental Essays
Author: Micaela Maria Kulesz (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

Diploma- and Master Theses 2013

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: A mathematical modelling investigation of the Easter Island Ecology
Author: Nadege Octavie Lenkeu Lenkeu (AIMS)
Supervisor: African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Mbour, Senegal (ZMT Supervisor Agostino Merico)

2. Title: Activity of metabolic key enzymes in early life stages of Cape horse mackerels Trachurus trachurus caspensis from the Northern Benguela current upwelling system
Author: Kati Michalek (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Effects of land-derived eutrophication on sedimentary processes in coral reefs of Kho Phan Ngan, Thailand
Author: Marleen Stuhr (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

4. Title: Invertebrate recruitment for the Nha Trang Bay (NTB) MPA“ (Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam
Author: Johanna Wiedling (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

5. Title: Analyse der marinen Sedimentfazies vor der Nordküste von Ostsumatra, Indonesien – Einfluss von CO2-reichen Gewässern auf die Karbonatsedimentation
Author: Kai Wiemers (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Julien Michel (University of Bremen)

Master Theses ISATEC 2013

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Nitrification process in the Dead Sea and its underwater springs, Reality or Mirage?
Author: Folasade Adeboyejo (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Astrid Gärdes (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

2. Title: Age and growth of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in the northern Benguela upwelling
Author: Henrik Christiansen (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

3. Title: Community-led integrated polyculture of sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra) and seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) at Ushongo, Pagani in Tanzania
Author: Godfrey Fabiani (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse, Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

4. Title: Analyzing perceptions of the local fishing communities towards marine protected areas in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Author: Nancy Gikonyo (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse, Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

5. Title: Effects of Marine Protected Areas and Fishing on Population Biomass of five species of Serranidae in La Paz Bay, Mexico: An Ecospace Study
Author: Nicolas David Gruner (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

6. Title: Macroalgal dynamics and the impacts of nutrients and fishing grazing on the physiology and macroalgal nutritional status of macroalgale on Indonesian coral reefs, Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi
Author: Jasmin Pascale Heiden (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Mirta Teichberg (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

7. Title: How has Pollution impacted the fisheries and livelihoods of communities in the greater Jakarta Bay ecosystem?
Author: Ima Kusumanti (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Marion Glaser (ZMT, Universität Bremen, ISATEC)

8. Title: Mutualism in solar powered ophistobranchia: Impact of climate change-related stressors on Aeolidiella stephaniae and Elysia crispate.
Author: Christian Leichtle (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen, ISATEC)

9. Title: Polychaete community composition in the mangrove fringe of the Segara Anakan lagoon, Indonesia, affected by human activities
Author: Joko Pamungkas (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

10. Title: Larval transport and distribution in der Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam
Author: Johanna Wiedling (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

11. Title: Sources and sinks of nutrients and organic carbon and its effect on the trophic status of the Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia
Author: Zerihun Woldeyohannes (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Tim Jennerjahn (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)

12. Title: Title: Genetic population structure of the finescale four-eyed fish, Anableps microlepis, in the North and Northeast Brazil
Author: Han Xiao (University of Bremen, ISATEC)
Supervisor: Werner Ekau (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC)


Bachelor Theses 2013

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1. Title: Nahrungsökologie der Fischarten Acanthopagrus latus und Pomadasys kaakan in der Gezeitenzone des Persischen Golfs
Author: Katrin Becker (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

2. Title: Auswirkungen von biotischen und abiotischen Parametern auf die Diversität und räumliche Verteilung der Mollusken in dem Mangrovengebiet der Segara Anakan Lagune, Indonesien
Author: Birte Güldener (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Inga Nordhaus (ZMT, University of Bremen, ISATEC), Ulrich Saint-Paul (ZMT, University of Bremen)

3. Title: Aktivität von Schlüsselenzymen des Stoffwechsels juveniler Entwicklungsstadien von Scardinops sagax und Engraulis capensis aus dem nördlichen Benguela Auftriebsgebiet
Author: S. J. Heeling (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT, University of Bremen)

4. Title: Using biomarkers for stress observance in corals: a comparison of oxidative stress response between Pocillopora damicornis and Montipora capitata from Hawaii during thermal stress
Author: Verena Hölzer (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Christian Wild (University of Bremen)

5. Title: Application of a fish swarm model to analyze effects of self-organization
Author: Peter Hofmann (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

6. Title: Flying for the Sake of the Environment Perceptions of Air Travelling Behavior of Environmental Scientists.
Author: Lea Kliem (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

7. Title: Conservation of Inland Protected Areas in Costa Rica
Author: Anna Sophie Louise Paul (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Achim Schlüter (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

8. Title: Effects of high dissolved inorganic and organic carbon (DIC & DOC) availability on nitrogen fixation by the hermatypic coral Seriatopora hystrix
Author: Nils Rädecker (University of Bremen)
Supervisor: Hauke Reuter (ZMT, University of Bremen)

9. Title: The collapse of Easter Island
Author: Ivan Alexandru Razvan (Jacobs University Bremen)
Supervisor: Agostino Merico (ZMT, Jacobs University Bremen)

10. Title: Metabolische Schlüsselenzyme in frühen Lebensstadien der Anemonenfische (Amphiprion spec.)
Author: Nina Paul (University of Rostock)
Supervisor: Andreas Kunzmann (ZMT)